- 06 Dec 18
The Irish production continues to go from strength to strength.
The nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globes have been revealed, with The Favourite in contention for awards across five leading categories.
The film itself finds itself in the running for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay, while there are nominations for Olivia Coleman for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who are up for Best Performing Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.
The news comes as a further feather in the cap for Element Pictures, who have previously received Golden Globe nominations for several previous productions in the shape of The Guard, Room and The Lobster.
Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of the production company commented that: "These nominations are a brilliant tribute to the team behind The Favourite including our director Yorgos Lanthimos and our incredible cast and crew. They will also really help spur the positive box office in the US and beyond."
The production marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and Lanthimos, following The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
The Favourite first premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Coleman won Best Actress. The film has subsequently proved to be a hit both critically and at festivals, and last weekend dominated the British Independent Film Awards, where it picked up a record-breaking ten awards on the night.
The Golden Globes nominations come on the back of glistening reviews from critics in the United States, where it's also performing strongly at the box office with it boasting the highest per screen average on its opening weekend since La La Land. The awards ceremony will take place on January 6th 2019.
The Favourite was shot by Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan, with some of the post-production taking place in Dublin. The film is expected to finally land on Irish screens in January, where it will be released through Fox Searchlight.